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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 66,325 People

    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 13 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    Does anyone deal with agitated depression?

    Sometimes these feelings come across me and they are so strong and scary. Anyone else have any insight or tips?
    candywave candywave 26-30, F 1 Response 55 mins ago

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    I used to score above a 70 on this test.

    Don't give up fighting. There is a light at the end of the tunnel.
    Twichl Twichl 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    Ive noticed that ppl on here like to see people

    hurting instead of liking to see people that actually made progress in life.
    Onikanohtakew Onikanohtakew 13-15, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 81 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    I don't know what to do anymore.

    I'm feeling too tired.
    shethia shethia 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 26 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 35 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Lyrics that I feel every day.

    Afraid by The Neighborhood
    idonutunderstandfoodpuns idonutunderstandfoodpuns 18-21, M 19 hrs ago

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    I've been at my lowest point

    for a few days now It appears I may have some form of bipolar disorder I've suspected something like this for a while now
    LuiGina LuiGina 13-15, F 3 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    So... My girlfriend texts me telling me she's

    too depressed to talk and won't be talking to me for a while... She seemed fine just minutes before during the rest of our conversation... As someone that has depression, I'm not sure how to take this. She could be depressed... But for some reason this seems strange to me...
    WytW0lf WytW0lf 22-25, M 3 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    My depression is really bad today.

    I feel like ****. I was seriously considering acting on my suicidal thoughts last night, it would've had a good chance of working because of the storm, no way to leave the house and it would've been hard to get help here. The only thing keeping me here right now is my dog...
    ces588 ces588 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Blended. Thoughts race.

    You can't think about the current thought without jumping to the next one. Your head spins. Your legs bounce up and down as you try to think of what to do next because you can't sit still, you tried. Everything and I mean EVERYTHING annoys you. Every sound, every whisper, is...
    danielle18 danielle18 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    nickigirl525 nickigirl525 13-15, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    if you ever need support join this group on

    Facebook https://m.facebook.com/groups/480215555420339?ref=bookmark
    im2hot2bemo im2hot2bemo 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 28 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    I haven't felt this sad in

    so long. Usually I'm just numb, but now I'm in pain. I want to hurt myself, and I don't think anyone can stop me, even if they wanted to. I would ask for help, but I've tried so much that I know I'm just crying out into the dark, and at least that's better than being completely...
    ImOnCloudOne ImOnCloudOne 18-21, M 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Take the memories, I don't need them.

    I needed to be loved until the end of time. What's the point of living and hurting. It's not worth it. Give me a love that's everlasting. Friendships and bonds that can't be broken. The joy of watching our children growing happy and healthy. Communication that would be never...
    angiede angiede 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    Battling Depression

    Everyday it seems that as soon as I enter my room my smile fades. My mind begins to fill with questions, and all I see is shadows. I have been battling depression for about 10 years now. No one has a clue at all, it is my darkest secret. Everything is a blur, I am not happy at...
    TaylorIW TaylorIW 13-15, F 33 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Im done talking to guys

    or even trying bec everytime I do they either have a boyfriend or just not interested bec im so ugly :( #foreveralone #ugly #useless
    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M 16 mins ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 17 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Iv been Battling depression

    for man as long as I can remember. Lately iv been doing better trying to force my self to socialize and get out. But certain triggers will pop back up in my life that seem to build up that wall of depression faster them I can break it down! One being my ******* step father...
    hawks94 hawks94 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    I'm in class and there is 16 people

    and I fell so alone and my wrist hurts
    Maria134747 Maria134747 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I think about suicide a lot.

    The thing is...I don't want to die. I just want to stop hurting. I don't want to keep living the life I have. I wonder how long my children will be enough to keep me breathing. I feel like I am losing my faith. And my Christianity...my love for God...for Jesus...has been the...
    summerbaby73 summerbaby73 41-45, F 5 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I've been battling my demons silently

    for two and a half years. I was the happiest I had been for two and a half years. Why did you destroy all my hard work? I'm falling, again, and this time I don't think I can pick myself back up.
    rsurrett rsurrett 16-17, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 37 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Dear Mind, please shut the **** up,

    I'm trying to be happy.
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 53 Responses Jan 18

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 19 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    Sometimes, I wonder why,

    I'm so full of these endless rhymes, About the way I feel inside, I wish.......sometimes......
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 21 hrs ago

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    I often feel as if I'm living without purpose.

    ... Why am I here? What purpose do I serve? What purpose could I possibly serve?
    Protonyx Protonyx 16-17, M 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    My "dark" Friend

    I wake up in the morning and before I can open my eyes I know that its there. The covers are heavy with sweat from nightmares I'll never remember. I inhale deeply through my nose, it must have woken it up. "Good night sleep?" it asks. "You know it wasn't." I can hear it...
    WhyBother22 WhyBother22 22-25, M 24 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 15 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Weird; how I can actually see my arm with no

    fresh cuts, or healing cuts. Just scars. Hope I can stay clean. In other news, I've decided to wait until everyone I text, texts me. It's become very draining to try and be there for everyone but struggle with my family situation. Other other news, abuse in my house has...
    Wiltedleaves Wiltedleaves 16-17, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    manibobsmom manibobsmom 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    Never say these things to someone

    who suffers from depression, or any other disorder/mental illness: 1: "You just need to give yourself a kick in the ***." 2: "No one ever said life was fair or easy." 3: "There are a lot of people worse off than you." 4: "Everyone gets depressed sometimes!" 5: "Maybe you should...
    tianajade tianajade 18-21, F 18 Responses Mar 4, 2014

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    WHAT IS THE ANSWER? All my life I have seen

    what it is like not to have God in my life. I had parents that did not care for me and a welfare system that gave a **** less. When I was still a boy I went to war, just to kill another boy that I did not even know. As I grow older and made my way through life all I have seen is...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have a question for those of you

    who have depression along with bipolar disorder. what do your mixed episodes feel like? mine feel like extreme agitation and I can't be touched or else I go crazy. I hate everything. every little noise bothers me. I see things that need to be cleaned but don't have the energy to...
    danielle18 danielle18 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've battled depression most of my life,

    but it was never so bad that I would try killing myself. Well, until my grandpa died in 2006, he and I were really close, since then I've attempted suicide a few times and I've actually been successful twice. Once my mom found me overdosed in my room and I woke up in the...
    ShadowCatt ShadowCatt 18-21, M 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I love feeling so depressed

    that I just start balling over something I should feel happy and act calm about... Perfect and with school tomorrow insomnia can start now.... *Hint Hint extreme sarcasm*
    purplesucidaldreams purplesucidaldreams 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    Can I just put it out there

    that all of the fcking 13-14 year old kids who are part of this and think "oh I'm sad cause mummy wouldn't buy me this" or "oh I'm so sad because I had a crush on a boy and he doesn't like me" need to stop being dumb and get back to being a kid. Fgs depression is a mental...